Letter to Seymour Brunson and High Council, 7 December 1839

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the priviledge of Habeas Corpus by the authoritys  of ; these facts must be authenticated  by affidavit and any particular transaction  of the outrages in which can be sworn  to by the sufferers or those who are eye witnesses  of the facts let them also be sent, specifying the  particulars and have the evidence Bona fide to  the point. The House of Representatives is not yet  org[anize]d, m[uc]h feeli[ng and] confus[i]on has prevaile[d]  in the House for a few days past. They have succeed ed in electing chairman pro tem  on the 5th. inst— they have not yet elected their  Speaker or Clerk. The Senate can do nothing of  consequence until the House is organized neither  until then can the s message be received  We design taking a paper and forwarding  it you.
from Your Brethren  in the Bonds of the  
Joseph Smith Junr
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the priviledge of Habeas Corpus by the authoritys of ; these facts must be authenticated by affidavit and any particular transaction of the outrages in which can be sworn to by the sufferers or those who are eye witnesses of the facts let them also be sent, specifying the particulars and have the evidence Bona fide to the point. The House of Representatives is not yet organized, much feeling and confusion has prevailed in the House for a few days past. They have succeeded in electing chairman pro tem on the 5th. inst— they have not yet elected their Speaker or Clerk. The Senate can do nothing of consequence until the House is organized neither until then can the s message be received We design taking a paper and forwarding it you.
from Your Brethren in the Bonds of the
Joseph Smith Junr
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